Deadline to apply is Dec. 15, 2017

ORISE is accepting applications for the 2018 DOE Scholars Program for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students next summer

Nov 3, 2017

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program. This program typically consists of a 10-week summer opportunity that introduces college students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations at various locations across the U.S.

The DOE Scholars Program offers students and recent graduates a competitive edge for learning about DOE functions while showcasing the students’ education, talent and skills. U.S. citizens in a variety of disciplines are eligible to apply for these opportunities across the DOE enterprise, such as engineering, sciences, information technology, business, communications, program management, math, statistics, safety and health, accounting, finance, economics, research analysis, law and other related areas.

Stipends for this program start at $600 per week, depending on academic status, and some travel may be reimbursed.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. For more information and to apply, visit

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